Patent owned by your company or you as an individual?

Should you own your patent as an individual or under your company? Startups frequently ask whether their patent should be owned by the company or the individual inventors. At the outset, a few disclaimers are in order. I’m not a tax attorney. Nothing herein should be construed as tax or financial advice. The IRS has […]

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Why patents matter to your startup

Why should startups care about patents? Spend enough time on the internet and you will find arguments both for and against startups filing patents. One side argues that patents take too much money and time, and that startups would be better off focusing on execution. The other side argues that patent filings provide startups with […]

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Does our law firm take credit card retainer payments?

Yes, our law firm takes credit card payments for initial retainers While the legal industry has been slow to adapt, Innovation Capital Law Group tries to stay in tune with the needs of our clients by adopting flat rate legal fees and flexible payment options. We understand that paying a legal retainer in the amount […]

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What should a Startup IP Checklist include?

What is the point of a startup IP checklist? Checklists are wonderful. A helpful startup IP checklist keeps founders focused on the more important tasks and serve as reminders of any incomplete items. Intellectual property may seem daunting for startups. My goal with the following IP checklist is to keep it simple by focusing on […]

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Startup patent guide: Where to start

What is a smart patent strategy for startups? For startups, knowing where to start with patents is the hard part. Once you have an IP strategy in place, implementing and tweaking that plan is not as difficult. This is a practical nuts-and-bolts startup patent guide for founders considering IP protection. Why should startups care about […]

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When should a startup file a trademark application?

When your startup company name is also the trademark for your product It’s best to search the USPTO trademark database for your startup company name before incorporating. A trademark search will provide not only peace of mind, but also a helpful assurance that you ought to be able to sell product under the desired trademark […]

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